HOUSTON -- J. Ray McDermott has appointed John T. Nesser as executive VP and COO, effective Oct. 1, 2008. In this newly created role, Nesser will be responsible for the oversight of all of the company's offshore oil and gas construction segment's global operations.
"I am pleased to have John bring his extensive knowledge and talents to J. Ray on a full-time, day-to-day basis," says Bob Deason, president and CEO of J. Ray McDermott. "John has served on our board since my arrival and I've benefited from his insight, expertise, and knowledge of the offshore construction industry. In this new role, he will be instrumental in ensuring continued operational excellence throughout our global business."